Episode 111: Tia Maria

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

Nov 25 2022 • 16 mins

Episode 111 features Tia Maria. Bottled in 750ml at 26.5% ABV, or 53 proof and it retails for about $31.

Enjoy this episode with a pour of Tia Maria on ice or in an Espresso Martini.

Tia Maria's official website: https://www.tiamaria.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1947 - Tia Maria is created with Dr. Kenneth Evans as the named founder
  • 1980s - Hiram Walker acquires the brand
  • 2005 - Pernod Ricard ends up with Tia Maria through acquisitions
  • 2009 - Pernod Ricard sells Tia Maria to Illva Saronno

Key Cocktails:

Tia Maria is claimed to be the first coffee liqueur used in an Espresso Martini, so try it that way.

Tia Espresso Martini

  • 25ml Tia Maria
  • 25ml Vodka
  • Single or Double Shot of Espresso
  • 3 coffee beans for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice, double strain into a chilled Martini glass, garnish with three coffee beans.

References:

Wikipedia Article on Tia Maria

Diffords Guide on Tia Maria

Press Release on Pernod Ricard sale to Illva Saronno

Press Release on new bottle design

Cocktail-Society.com Article on Tia Maria

Trade Focused Sales Sheet PDF, circa 2020

Tia Maria's first TV Ad on YouTube

Product Listing for Vanilla Beans Defining Bourbon Vanilla

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